One third of Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 50 councillors have been elected from 28 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
No overall control 1995–1996
Labour 1996–1998
No overall control 1998–2000
Conservative 2000–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2001 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
George Reynolds Conservative 3 Sep 2001 23 Jun 2004
Barry Wood Conservative 23 Jun 2004

Council elections

By-election results

1994-1998

Gosford and Watereaton By-Election 28 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 170 32.0
Conservative 169 31.8
Independent 100 18.8
Labour 91 17.1
Majority 1 0.2
Turnout 530 50.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Kidlington South East By-Election 22 January 1998[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Billington 455 38.4 -1.1
Labour John Stansby 450 38.0 -7.8
Liberal Democrats John Wyse 280 23.6 +8.9
Majority 5 0.4
Turnout 1,185 27.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1998-2002

Hardwick By-Election 23 July 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 382 51.9 +24.3
Labour 306 41.6 -22.0
Liberal Democrats 48 6.5 -2.4
Majority 76 10.3
Turnout 736
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Heyford By-Election 17 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 290 36.3 -24.2
Independent 263 32.8 +32.8
Conservative 247 30.9 -8.6
Majority 27 3.5
Turnout 800 47.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Calthorpe By-Election 27 September 2001[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 422 58.4 -2.1
Labour 183 25.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrats 117 16.2 +3.5
Majority 239 33.1
Turnout 722 14.0
Conservative hold Swing

2002-2006

Yarnton, Gorsford and Water Eaton By-Election 17 March 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Gibbard 784 59.8 +12.6
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Wilson-Higgins 423 32.3 -11.1
Labour Catherine Arakelian 103 7.9 -1.5
Majority 361 27.5
Turnout 1,310 31.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

2006-2010

Kirtlington By-Election 31 July 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Holland unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Kidlington North By-Election 4 June 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Douglas Williamson 828 49.2 -1.0
Conservative Trevor Elford 690 41.0 +2.2
Labour Andrew Hornsby-Smith 165 9.8 -1.2
Majority 138 8.2
Turnout 1,683 40.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2010-2014

Kidlington North By-Election 22 July 2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alaric Rose 526 42.2 -11.4
Conservative Eddie Stevens 419 33.6 -12.8
Labour Catherine Arakelian 216 17.3 +17.3
UKIP David Fairweather 86 6.9 +6.9
Majority 107 8.6
Turnout 1,247
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bicester North By-Election 29 September 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melanie Magee 443 65.9 +7.0
Labour Kevin Walsh 130 19.3 -5.8
Liberal Democrats John Innes 99 14.7 -1.3
Majority 313 46.6
Turnout 672
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Ruscote By-Election 15 November 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Ross 611 56.7 -4.8
Conservative Pat Tompson 349 32.4 +0.3
UKIP David Burton 117 10.9 +10.9
Majority 262 24.3
Turnout 1,077
Labour hold Swing
Hook Norton By-Election 2 May 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray Jelf 511 66.6 +8.1
Labour Perran Moon 155 20.2 -11.1
Green Colin Clark 101 13.2 +13.2
Majority 356 46.4
Turnout 767
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Ruscote By-Election 26 September 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Cherry 758 58.9 -2.6
Conservative Pat Tompson 323 25.1 -7.0
UKIP Christian Miller 206 16.0 +16.0
Majority 435 33.8
Turnout 1,287
Labour hold Swing

2014-2016

Banbury Grimsbury and Castle By-Election 1 October 2015[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaida Hussain 781 45.0 +8.3
Conservative Tony Mepham 661 38.1 +3.1
UKIP Linda Wren 150 8.6 -6.3
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Ashworth 73 4.2 -1.3
Green Christopher Manley 72 4.1 -3.8
Majority 120 6.9
Turnout 1,737
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2016-2022

Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote By-Election 22 September 2016[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew McHugh 1,015 57.4 +8.5
Labour Sue Christie 286 16.2 -0.2
Green Naomi Kanetsuka 278 15.7 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Ian Thomas 189 10.7 -2.8
Majority 729 41.2
Turnout 1,768
Conservative hold Swing

References

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  5. ^ The Cherwell and West Oxfordshire (Areas) Order 1985
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